How to make money online as a student

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As a student, you will always think of how to make money online because of the rigorous academic activities which gives no room for offline business.

There are a lot of profitable online jobs a student can do on campus that requires little or no investment.

However, in this article you will have ideas about the online business you can do to make money online while you are still a student.

Note: it is not a must you are a student before doing this business. If you are married or working in an organisation, you can still conduct this business remotely.

Ways to make money online as a student

So let us look at the different ways a student can make money online;

1. Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is my number one way a student can make some couple of bucks online.

Affiliate marketing is all about promoting a product and earning commission from each sales you make. Which means you will be paid per sale.

We have written an article on how to make money via affiliate marketing as well as the best affiliate companies to partner with.

For affiliate marketing, you don’t necessarily need a laptop for you to start making your money, al you need is for you to convince people to buy the product you are advertising.

2. Blogging/Vlogging

Bloogging and Vlogging are a beautiful way to make money online as a student. Blogging involves publishing contents, materials online or on a platform in order to provide information to the online readers while Vlogging involves you creating videos to pass information to online readers.

Example of blogging platforms include Blogger, WordPress.com, WordPress.org etc and example of Vlogging platforms include YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook etc.

You can read our article on how to make money on TikTok.

Blogging and Vlogging provide a lot of opportunities to make money online. With blogging/Vlogging you can receive sponsorship deals, Advertisement request on your blog. You can also carry out affiliate marketing on your blog or vlog as well.

If you want to create a beautiful blog that will make you money, feel free to send me a mail, I will reply ASAP.

3. Freelancing

Example of platforms where you can be a freelancer are Upwork and Fiverr, there are other platforms though, but these two are the most popular platforms for freelancing. Example of freelance jobs you can get on these platforms include; Writing, Graphics design, Web design/development, SEO, etc.

4. Social media manager/Influencer

Social media managers are in charge of representing a company across social channels as the sole voice of the brand. They respond to comments, compile campaigns and create content. These experts provide organizations with the guidance needed to enhance their online presence. Social media managers create and maintain brand promotions, company information and marketing campaigns for their company across several different social media networks.

A social media influencer is a user who has established credibility in a specific industry, has access to a huge audience and can persuade others to act based on their recommendations. An influencer has the tools and authenticity to attract many viewers consistently and can motivate others to expand their social reach. An influencer may be anyone from a blogger to a celebrity to an online entrepreneur. They must simply capitalize on a niche to attain widespread credibility.

5. Cryptotrading

Cryptocurrency involves digital currency. Cryptotrading involves the buying and selling of digital currencies in the crypto market. Example of cryptocurrencies or digital currencies include; Bitcoin, Etherium, Dogecoin, USDT etc.

6. Forex trading

Forex trading is the trading of one currency for another. For example, you can swap the U.S. dollar for the euro. Foreign exchange transactions can take place on the foreign exchange market, also known as the forex market. Forex is one of the means students makes money online. If you have someone that can teach forex then start learn how to trade in the foreign exchange market.

7. Dropshipping

According to Wikipedia, Dropshipping is a supply chain management method in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock but instead transfers its customer’s orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer, another retailer, or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer.

Dropshipping is a great business model for aspiring entrepreneurs to start with because it’s accessible. With dropshipping, you can quickly test different business ideas with limited downside, which lets you learn a lot about how to choose and market in-demand products. You can read our guide on how to start a dropshipping business.

8. Online Tutoring

According to Wikipedia, online tutoring is the process of tutoring in an online, virtual, or networked, environment, in which teachers and learners participate from separate physical locations.

Online tutoring also refers to the process by which knowledge is imparted from a tutor, knowledge provider or expert to a student or knowledge recipient over the Internet.

Online tutoring works much the same way as the traditional one to one physical tutoring does.

Online tutoring sessions will occur in ‘real time’, meaning questions of the students are answered immediately by the professional. That means you have complete control over the tutoring session whether it is the subject matter or the pace of tutoring.

9. Graphics Design

A student can use graphics design to make money online as well as offline.

According to Wikipedia, a graphic designer is a professional within the graphic design and graphic arts industry who assembles together images, typography, or motion graphics to create a piece of design. A graphic designer creates the graphics primarily for published, printed or electronic media, such as brochures (sometimes) and advertising. They are also sometimes responsible for typesetting, illustration, user interfaces, and web design. A core responsibility of the designer’s job is to present information in a way that is both accessible and memorable.

Since graphics design is also known as communication design, therefore, Graphic designers are visual communicators, who create visual concepts by hand or by using computer software. They create visual concepts that inspire, inform, and transform

Recap & Conclusion

There are a lot of ways students can make money online, which include;

  1. Affiliate marketing
  2. Blogging/Vlogging
  3. Freelancing
  4. Social media manager/Influencer
  5. Cryptotrading
  6. Forex Trading
  7. Dropshipping
  8. Online tutoring
  9. Graphic design

Making money online as a student is not easy though, but if some people are making money online, then you can also make yours as well.

If you have any question, please feel free to ask in the comment box below. Thank you.


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